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  • Avalanche kills Google executive, girlfriend mourns his death 3 hours 1 minutes ago

    One of the mountaineers who lost their lives on Mount Everest was a young American executive from Google named Dan Fredinbug. CNN spoke to his girlfriend who called Fredinburg "magical". "He had a way of making the people around him just feel special without even trying," Arenson said. ...
  • A new Google Nexus 5 coming this year? Google drops clues in Project Fi video 8 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Google rolled out its Nexus 5 way back in 2013 and the popular smartphone boasted of a quad core processor and a full HD display at a great price of $350. Now, speculations are rife that the search giant is coming with the next version of its flagship...
  • Send directions, notes from Google's web search bar to your Android phone in 3 simple steps Yesterday

    New Delhi: Google has introduced a new web feature that makes sending directions to your Android phone even easier. You can send the directions in three simple steps. All you need to do is search for 'send directions' in the Web browser, choose the route, and hit send to...
  • Google discontinues Nexus 7 tablet Yesterday

    New Delhi: Google has pulled out Nexus 7 tablet from its online Google Store listing, hinting towards a possible discontinuation of the popular device. Google's 7-inch Android tablet was both affordable and handy, and its removal from the online store is aimed at bringing more attention to the search giant's newest...
  • Facebook launches Safety Check to help find Nepal earthquake survivors Yesterday

    New Delhi: A massive earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, hit Nepal on Saturday causing damage to lives and properties. To help in the rescue process, tech giants have introduced Internet tools to help people affected by the natural calamity. After Google, Facebook has launched a feature to help...
  • Google executive among other mountaineers killed on Everest after Nepal earthquake Yesterday

    San Francisco: A Google executive and self-described adventurer was among 10 people killed at a Mount Everest base camp in an avalanche triggered by a major Nepal earthquake yesterday, the company and his family said. Dan Fredinburg was killed in the avalanche that buried parts of the base camp where hundreds...
  • Google executive killed in Mount Everest avalanche after Nepal earthquake Yesterday

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google Inc executive based in California, was among those killed on Saturday in an avalanche on Mount Everest caused by a devastating earthquake in Nepal, the company said. Fredinburg was climbing the world's tallest peak with three other Google employees when the avalanche struck. None of his colleagues...
  • EU antitrust case against Google based on 19 complainants: Sources Yesterday

    New York: The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from offical complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The list of complainants in the European Commission's charge sheet,...
  • Nepal earthquake: Google launches Person Finder service to help track missing people 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has launched its Person Finder service to help track missing people after a massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude hit Nepal on Saturday. Users can go here to use the Person Finder service and can share and look for information about missing persons affected by the 2015 Nepal...
  • You don't really need an antivirus app for your Android phone: Google 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Most of you may have an antivirus app installed on your Android phone, but you actually don't need one. Explaining how secure Android devices have become, Google's lead engineer for Android security, Adrian Ludwig, says that the company often scans for malware and has become so proficient at...
  • Google paid chairman Eric Schmidt $109 million pay package in 2014 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Most of the compensation consisted of stock valued at $100 million. It was the largest stock package that Schmidt has received since 2011 when Google awarded him a bundle valued at...
  • Google apologises for the Android mascot peeing on Apple logo 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Google was re-evaluating its user-edited online map system after the latest embarrassing incident - an image of an Android mascot urinating on an Apple logo. The image, part of a crowd-sourced edit on Google Maps, appeared briefly at a Pakistani location before it was removed by the online giant...
  • Eyewear maker Luxottica working on the second version of Google Glass 2 days ago

    Milan: Italian eyewear group Luxottica expects the first pair of glasses born out of its partnership with US chipmaker Intel Corp to be ready in February or March, co-Chief Executive Massimo Vian told shareholders on Friday. Luxottica in December joined forces with Intel to target growing appetite among consumers for so-called...
  • Google Maps shows Android robot mascot peeing on the Apple logo 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The image of an Android robot mascot relieving itself on the Apple logo in Google Maps has the Internet amused. The image that appeared on Google Maps near the city of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, could be seen only in the the Map view. It, however, disappeared when users...
  • 10 years later, YouTube is a hit but is it profitable? 2 days ago

    Washington: Ten years after its launch, YouTube has become a household name for online video but faces an array of rivals in the market and lingering questions about its business model. The first video uploaded April 23, 2005 - an 18-second clip of co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo...
  • Google most attractive employer in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has emerged as the most attractive employer in the country followed by Sony, according to leading human resource consultancy Randstad. Microsoft India, which topped the list consecutively for the past four years, has been inducted into the 'hall of fame' category this year. The sector-specific special recognition...
  • Mobilegeddon: The biggest change in Google search in many years 2 days ago

    Google's latest Internet revolution this week saw the web giant modify its search algorithm to favour mobile-friendly sites, in a bid to upstage Apple that US media branded a "mobilegeddon". US technology website WIRED described Tuesday's algorithm switch as "likely the biggest change of the past three years." "And it's reminder of...
  • 10 years of YouTube: Facebook emerges as a video-sharing threat 3 days ago

    It's 10 years since the first clip ('Me at the Zoo') was uploaded on YouTube, and the service - now owned by Google - has dominated online video-sharing ever since. But for how long? Facebook said on Wednesday that its users were watching 4 billion videos a day, compared with 3 billion...
  • YouTube turns 10: Watch the first YouTube video ever uploaded 3 days ago

    The 'popstar' YouTube that actually made several popstars what they are today, including Justin Bieber and Zoella, has turned 10 on Thursday. It's been 10 years since Jawed Karim - the man behind the concept of the video sharing site - uploaded the first ever video of his zoo visit on...
  • Google rolling out Android 5.1.1 to fix camera issues in Android 5.1 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Within a month of its latest Android 5.1 OS rollout, Google has started issuing new releases to patch bugs in the system. Users of the Nexus 5 and 6 have raised complaints about the smartphones' camera apps malfunctioning after they updated to the latest Android operating system. The latest release...
  • Yahoo plans to take on Apple's Siri, Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana with Index 4 days ago

    New Delhi: It seems like Yahoo is all geared up to rekindle its popularity among consumers with a range of new products this year. The California-based company recently announced that it was working on a messaging app and now, it has unveiled its plans about a digital assistant. During the company's...
  • Project Fi: Google launches its own mobile phone network 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Earlier this month, Google announced its plans to make international roaming free. On Wednesday, the search giant launched its own mobile phone network in the US that switches between WiFi and cellular networks to curb data use and cut down on the phone bills. The Google-run network, dubbed...
  • Google Earth Day quiz results: Pangolin, honey badger, cuttlefish, mantis shrimp, komodo dragon, woolly mammoth 5 days ago

    Since the first ever doodle for the Burning Man Festival back on August 30, 1998 doodle has posted hundreds of doodles on its home pages around the world, but this is the first time that the Internet giant has posted an online personality quiz in the form of an interactive...
  • Take the Google Earth Day quiz to find out which animal are you 5 days ago

    The Google Earth Day doodle is a first of its kind doodle that "presents one of the Internet's favourite pastimes: a goofy quiz," that at the end of it tells you which animal you are the closest to. The Google Earth Day quiz works on "any up-to-date browsers on your mobile...
  • Google gears up to fight Apple Watch, releases major Android Watch update 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As the Apple Watch gets closer to the wrists of the consumers, Google is leaving no stone unturned to highlight its own Android Wear watches to garner interest. The search giant has released a major update to its Android Wear smartwatches adding more functionality to the wearable devices. The...
  • You can now download your entire Google search history. Here's how 6 days ago

    New Delhi: For those online researchers and casual surfers who always want to go back to what exactly they studied or read on the web but forgot to bookmark, Google has introduced a download feature for search history. The feature was mentioned by the search giant last year and...
  • Why Google pays its employees 'unfairly' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Considered one of the world's best companies to work for, why is it that search giant Google doesn't pay its employees fairly even as it continues to grow impressively without losing its best people to rivals? In his new book titled- Work Rules!- SVP of Google's People Operations...
  • Balloon-powered Internet: Google's Project Loon gets closer to launch April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's longstanding initiative to provide Internet through a balloon is all set to afloat in the air for more locations and offer access to the World Wide Web to people in remote locations where the basic mode of modern communication is still unavailable. Project Loon -balloon powered Internet for...
  • WhatsApp now lets you backup conversations to Google Drive. Here's how you can do it April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has rolled out an update to its Android app that lets you backup your conversations to Google Drive, a feature that had been long requested by users. While there already had been an offline conversation backup option, the online backup feature is more convenient. It is available...